THURSDAY 9 OCTOBER 2014
Journey: Triple L Estate – Stoney’s, Broomes Island – Triple L Estate
Tonight was our weekly cornhole night. Lori’s name got called twice for the money board, but, alas, she did not get any bags in the hole. Drat. Other than that, cornhole was its usual fun time.
We found out that Anthony doesn’t have school tomorrow so I asked if he’d want to go home with us. He said, no. “What do you mean, no?!” When I told him if he went home with us he’d be able to ride on the boat. He did pause and think about it, then said no again. I asked, “What if your mom and dad made you go home with us?” I told Kim about our conversation and she said, “Oh, I would trust you two with him.” She, too, seemed a bit surprised Anthony said no. We then teased him the rest of the night. I suspect if Anthony had had time to mentally prepare he may have been more willing to go home with us.
On our way home, as we neared our cove, I saw what looked like a fin gliding along the water’s surface. I slowed down while Lori went out on the bow to check it out. It ended up being a small duck that couldn’t figure out how to get out of our way.
Thank goodness we had slowed down!!! As we approached our cove I noticed a dark hulled boat anchored exactly where we usually travel to enter our cove. Although it did have an anchor light on, it looked like a bright security light up on the far shore. The dark blue hull made it all but invisible at night. Yet one more reason I’m glad Lori and I bought an all white hull boat. If we hadn’t slowed down I worry we may have likely t-boned the boat.
Another example of: a) you can never be too careful, and b) never go any faster than you can see.
Time: 5:00 pm – 8:40 pm
Engine Hrs: 54.4 – 55.4
Conditions: cool, but not cold; although coming home on the African Kween would have been freezing
Vessel: Beneteau Barracuda 9